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Protecting your Children and Securing your Family’s Legacy

Not having an estate plan can cause unexpected problems for your family and loved ones after you are gone. By failing to act you are surrendering control of your hard earned legacy or the guardianship of your children to state laws and a judge's decision. What impact have you had in creating those laws – do those laws make sure that your heirs are treated fairly in your eyes? A lack of an estate plan can cause discord of among family members, even leading to family members to sue each other.

You have taken the right step in creating an estate plan that will protect your children and secure your family’s legacy. Having an estate plan will help you keep your family together, and give you the ability to protect them in a manner that you see fit.

What Is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person's life, for the management and disposal of that person's estate during the person's life and at and after death, while minimizing gift, estate, generation skipping transfer, and income tax. Estate planning includes planning for incapacity as well as a process of reducing or eliminating uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximizing the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. The ultimate goal of estate planning can be determined by the specific goals of the client, and may be as simple or complex as the client's needs dictate. Guardians are often designated for minor children and beneficiaries in incapacity.

Our Process

Our office has developed a process to help you utilizes these commonly used estate planning tools. Last Will and Testament, Medical Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney, Trusts, and Living Wills.

We guide you through process of developing a plan in a clear, concise, and comprehensive fashion to ensure that you are executing your plan. Our goal is to help you protect your family and your legacy. I encourage to request additional information from our office by setting up an appointment to speak with me about your estate planning goals.

Further, having an estate plan will help make the Succession/probate process of your estate that much easier for your executor and family. Opening a succession for a loved one is essential in passing down property, and securing the smooth transfer thereafter.

We take pride in helping our clients. How can we help you today?

I need help writing a Last Will and Testament.

The Donovan Law Firm, LLC, has developed a step by step process to help you protect your children and secure your family's legacy.

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I need to open a Succession.

Our office has developed a process to help your family open your loved one’s succession to simply and successfully pass on property.

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Ashley Funchess

“I would let them know that Mike is very helpful and personable; he treated me like family. He answered any and all questions I had, and made sure I understood what was going on.”


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Laura Rabalais

“Very honest, accessible, quick, and answered all my questions.”